It’s that time of year again, fellow hacker-artists. This year’s Barcode Shmarcode challenge is to incorporate a picnic into your Barcode Shmarcode creation.

A picnic, you say?

A picnic is a meal taken outdoors as part of an excursion, especially in scenic surroundings, such as a park, lakeside, or other place affording an interesting view, often during warm weather.

Well, we can’t promise the warm weather and as for scenic surroundings, we hear the Hilton has recently installed new carpet so maybe that can count. If there’s a lake, we’re in trouble, but maybe we can call a trip to DC an excursion and be ok with that.

A second definition of picnic is a “pleasant or amusingly carefree experience.”

We think we have this one covered. We’re welcoming folks back after a long time apart and can’t wait to bring people back together as a community.

Entries will be judged based on:

  • Best use of theme: Picnic
  • Originality
  • Best use of Materials

Winners will receive a ticket to ShmooCon 2023.

The official scanner is again the Motorola DS4208 and your entry must incorporate your valid 2022 ShmooCon QR code. When submitting your entries, we ask that you provide a short project description including your inspiration, and contact information.

The @Shmoo_Shmarcode team is looking forward to seeing your creativity.

For historic records, please check The Ultimate Picnic Guide for recipes (aka pictures of previous year’s entries).

Got questions? Shoot us an email!